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On Dec. 2, 2022 Elon Musk released Twitter’s internal documents that led to the decision to suppress the news of Hunter’s Laptop From Hell. The New York Post’s Miranda Devine had reported damning and explosive contents from Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020, several days before the general election. Twitter banned The New York Post. Involved in the decision was former FBI lawyer James Baker who resigned from the FBI in 2018 and began working for Twitter in June 2020. Baker advised Twitter to block access to the Hunter Biden laptop story. 
Part 1: covers The Laptop From Hell
Part 2: covered Shadow banning and ‘visibility filters‘. 
Part 3: on the Removal of Donald Trump from Oct. 2020 to Jan. 6 2021.
Part 4: Twitter decides to permaban Donald Trump on Jan. 7, 2021.
Part 5: The Removal of Donald Trump on Jan. 8, 2021
Part 6: Twitter, the FBI subsidiary (updated)

Dec. 19, 2022 TCT: Michael Shellenberger explains the FBI’s operation inside the Twitter..

Update Dec. 22, 2022 13:30

Yesterday the FBI gave a half baked reaction to the allegations revealed in The Twitter Files. It is shocking that a law enforcement agency — alleged the biggest on the planet — is incapable of coming up with a more solid response. One that at least generates the impression of being legit in a psyop sense*.
*The term "conspiracy theorist" was invented by the CIA to discredit early claims that the CIA assassinated JFK. Given that those theories have now been proven true -- like dozens of other theories about Government corruption -- maybe we need to revisit the stigma around that term. 

We see a weird combination of cunningness and incompetence. Well, how is that contradiction possible? It is quite logical if you have a mastermind operating separately from a bunch a idiots who don’t really understand the plan. That would explain it.

The FBI wants you to know that anyone expressing any criticism of them is (1) a conspiracy theorist who is (2) spreading misinformation to (3) target the FBI. Just so we are clear. The FBI is a perfect, infallible agency and saying otherwise borders on suspicious behavior.

From the FBI response it becomes clear that the FBI is manned by postmodern idiots that can’t see the difference between objective fact and subjective propaganda. This is why they are so good at it. But it is a serious problem for a law enforcement agency that is supposed to deal with reality. Clearly the FBI has become divorced from it, like the rest of the idiots produced by postmodern academia. It explains a lot!

80 FBI agents coordinating with 115 former FBI agents embedded within Twitter. You can’t make this stuff up. They went to extraordinary lengths to make sure that the Laptop From Hell would be discredited by the media. Among the narratives was “hacked information” or simply “a Russian misinformation operation”, the latter confirmed by a barrage of voices from the Intelligence Community (IC) outsourced to the mainstream media.

The media silence on the spying, the censoring and the criminality on the Laptop From Hell is currently being extended to The Twitter Files. Therefore the former editor of The Atlantic, Benjamin Carlson breaking ranks, is providing us with a few handy takeaways so as to make sure it isn’t overlooked.

1. History changed because of this:

•Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption censored
•Covid 19 lockdown debate stifled
•Trump silenced

You may agree with each decision. But there is no denying that halting information flow and free debate had real consequences. 

2. Many things called conspiracy theories were true:

•FBI was working w Twitter and paid TW $ millions
•Blacklists & shadow bans were real
•US intel lobbied to censor accounts
•Covid-19 convo heavily manipulated
•Twitter rules changed & enforced by whim 

3. Censorship is being cloaked in the language of safety:

• ‘Safety, harm, violence’ redefined to apply to ideas
• Opinions & info deemed ‘unsafe’ subject to silencing
• Jokes, memes, questions about origin of covid off limits 

4. The government is policing opinion:

• FBI has 80 staff monitoring speech
• Small accounts on left and right flagged
• FBI held frequent meetings w TW
• Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram = similar?
• Private censors & police control what you say to whom. 

5. Social media executives lie freely:

•Twitter execs repeatedly and publicly denied shadow bans
•In reality, bans were in place as “visibility filtering”
•Ultimately, no accountability to public 

6. Free speech is controlled by a small group:

•Biggest decisions in Twitter Files made by 3-4 individuals
•Despite misgivings and doubts, once made, decisions stuck
•Now it’s Musk.

One difference: his embrace of public polls to set policy.

7. The slippery slope is real:

•Staff rebellion led to Trump ban
•Staff called for more covid-19 censorship
•2021-22 saw increase of bans and ‘one-offs’

This is how you get Billy Baldwin in the crosshairs.

Once you silence a president, who has a right to speak?

Bonus as steps away.

8. Musk has made enemies:

•Leaking to indy media
•Expressing opinions on Fauci
•Suspending journalist accounts

I expect his businesses will see counterattacks. Now is a good time to refocus—and let the users decide how to uphold free speech. 


1. History changed
2. Conspiracy theories true
3. ‘Safety’ = censorship
4. Government policed ideas
5. Executives lied
6. Speech controlled by small group
7. Slippery slope is real
8. Musk must watch out 

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Previously on Drain the Swamp, The Twitter Files edition